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Add Parcel Type


Adds a parcel type to a parcel fabric. A parcel type is defined by a separate polygon and line feature class. Parcel type feature classes are controlled by the parcel fabric dataset.

Parcels are added to the parcel fabric as parcel types. Examples of parcel types are ownership parcels, administrative parcels, and subdivision parcels.

Learn more about parcel types


  • In a map, parcel types are added as group layers. The group layer contains the parcel polygon layer, the parcel line layer, and historic sublayers.

  • On an enterprise geodatabase, the input parcel fabric must be from a database connection established as the database parcel fabric owner.

  • The connected ArcGIS Enterprise portal account must be the parcel fabric owner.

  • The parcel fabric topology must be disabled.

  • On an enterprise geodatabase, this tool should be executed when connected to the default version.


AddParcelType(in_parcel_fabric, name)
ParameterExplanationData Type

The parcel fabric to which the parcel type will be added. The parcel fabric can be from a file or and enterprise geodatabase.

Parcel Layer

The name of the parcel type. The name will be assigned to the output polygon and line feature classes.


Derived Output

NameExplanationData Type

The updated parcel fabric.

Parcel Fabric

The parcel type polygon feature class.

Feature Class

The parcel type line feature class.

Feature Class

Code sample

AddParcelType example (Python window)

The following Python window script demonstrates how to add a parcel type to a parcel fabric in immediate mode.

import arcpy
arcpy.parcel.AddParcelType("c:/Data/County.gdb/Parcels/CountyFabric", "Ownership")


This tool does not use any geoprocessing environments.

Licensing information

  • Basic: No
  • Standard: Yes
  • Advanced: Yes